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Utistclkmmis Intelligence, HOME, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL. THE CORONATION OATH.—We (Law Journal) have observed that, at meetings in various parts of the United Kingdom, speakers have inveighed in virulent language against the contingency of the Queen assent- ing to the Irish Church Bill, on the ground that such an act would constitute a breach of her coronation b u ke to warn such persons that to charge the Sovereign with a breach of her coronation oath is a grave contempt against her person and govern- ment, and punishable as a misdemeanour at common law with tine "nd imprisonment. A MN CRUS-HILD TO DIJATH.—On Saturday James Capper, a boatman, was driving a mule, which was drawing two boats along the canal from Manches- ter to Leigh. Near the Boothstown bridge he went within the rope line, nearest the water, when the mule took fright, and, suddenly starting off, drew the rope tight. Capper was caught by it and thrown into the water, and before he could get out one of the boats came up and dashed him against the side, which at this point is formed of stone. Two men on bo,rd went to his rescue, but on getting him out they found that he had been fearfully crushed between the boat and the canal bank, and that he was quite dead. FEARFUL ATTACK BY A BULL.—Mr. Roche, a far.uer, residing near Wexford, was pa cing through one of his fields the other day, when ne was attacked by his bull. The bull knocked him down, trampled upon him, and hutted him until he lay quite uncon- scious ou the field. When the bull retired, all the cows in the field gathered round Mr. Roche, and remained in a circle regarding, as if ill wonder, 11Ïs prostrate fonti. When raised from the ground he was quite insensible, and it is feared that the internal injuries he has re- ceive i may pruve fatal. CIIUKCH LIVII>GS FOR SALE—The rectory of Onebury, near Ludlow, is to be sold by auction in July. ID is described as being worth £530 a year, the patron being the Earl of Craven.—The rectory of Westborough- cum, Doddington, near Newark, is to be old by auction to-day. It is described as beiner worth £700 a year, and Is the gift, at present, of the representatives of the late Rev. Robert Hall.—The rectory of Stanniugfi-dd, near Bury St. Edmunds, is to be sold by auction in uue. It is worth ioCO a year, the present incumbent being seventy years of age.—The rectory of HaOley St. George, Cambridgeshire, is to be old by auction on the 1st of June. It is worth about £ 150 a year, and I h" patron is Mr. T. St. Q linton.—The rectory of Maid- tord, Northamptonshire, is to be sold in the course of the season. 15 is said to be worth 0 a year, with the prospect of an early vacancy. It is a private patronage. THK, DARKIKS IN GLORY.—A Southern friend (we are quoting from Harper's New Monthly Maqasim) who is curiuus in his observatiuns as to the effect of freedom on the ordinary field-hand freedman, says that iu no way does Siuibo feel the oats of liberty more than in his devotions and in support of his assertion St ndd the following, which he says is in many quarters a favourite hymn in public religious services :— We's nearer to de Lord D n de white folks, and dey knows it; See de glory gate unbarr ed Walk up, ,I>nkeys, past de guard; Bet Ii ouliar he don't clobe it. Walk np, darkeys, froo de gate; Hark 1 de coloured angels holler, Go away, wh te folks yen's too late; We's de winiiin'colour wait Til' the trumpet sounds to foller. Hallelujah t'anks an' praise Long elluff we've borne our crosses Now we's de 8o('l'erior ruce We'a gwine to hebben afore de bosses SUICIDB OF A SCHOOLBOY.—At Boston, U.S., on the 3rd May, a boy named Frank CllPnq had some difficulty with his schoolteacher at North Andover, and left the schoolhouse, gomg to his home. His father, Mr. Cueney, a well-known merchant, told him he had better go to school, beg the teacher s pardon, and resume his studies. The boy manifested a reluct- ance to do so, when his fatht-r insisted that he should. The boy then went upstairs to his own room, and load- ing two pistols, which appear to have been his pro- perty, discharged the contents of one into his head and the other into his heart simultaneously. He died in- stantly, and when found by his relatives, who hastened to his room on hearing the report of the pistols, his body was found lying in a pool of blood. It is mppoBed that he preferred to die rather than apologise to his teacher. He was a bright, intelligent, and good- natured boy, and his sudden death has caused most profound sorrow in the community, and especially among his young companions. LICENSES TO SELL JEWELLERY.—Having re- ceived several communications from correspondents who wished to know if it was necessary for a traveller who supplied his shop-keeper from his stock to take out a hawker's license in England, we (the Goldsmith) communicated with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and have received the following reply, which settles the question :— "Sir,—The Chancellor of the Exchequer having transmitted to this board your letter to him of the 4th ilist I am in- structed to refer you to the 9 h sec. of the 24thland 25th Vic, cap. 21, under wh eh you will perceive that tonunercial travellers selling to persons who are dealers in the goods, or buying to sed again, are not liable to the hawker's license. I am, sir, your obedient servant, WM. CORBETT, Secretary." SHOCKING SCSNE AT AN EXECUTION. -On the 17th inst. an East Indian, named Johul, was executed in Berbice for murder. The unfortunate man persuaded himself until the last moment that he would not be executed, and when he was led forth to the fatal drop a fearful scene took place. He struggled violently, and succeeded in extricating one of his legs from the cords ill which he was bound. He was again tied by the executioner, but he laid down on the platform and refused to stand up Three men were got to raise and hold him up, and the rope was placed about his neck. The trapdoor was let down, but the prisoner fell on the platform. The trapdoor being again raised, and the prisoner placed upon the bolt was drawn, and he was launched into eternity without any further struggle. —Colonist, April 23. POOR SPLLIYan — The weekly" national" journals have articles on the ex-Mayor of Cork's sur- render. The Nation regards the occurrence with regret and mortification, but does justice to Mr. O'Sul- livan, who desires to disembarrass a Government which he believed to have good intentions towards Ireland. In the opinion of the Nation however, he should have held his place until removed by the strong hand of p It regards his resignation as a deplorable mis- tat e, but does not think it was due to any want of ci uraye on his part. The JVetkly News says he has been sacrificed to a wretched c -inoination of political SLufflers." The Irishman is very indignant with the ex-Miyor for "selling the pass," as it charges him with doing. It says :— This day week he was the mr ft popular man in Ireland to-day there is not a liouse ill lreln, in which he is not spoken of with contempt. This day week he was the cham- piOIl of lris:lrights slid municipal ilJdepewlence agai/Jt the irnitrary acts "t the British Government; to-day he is the iietrayer of both into tne hands of the Minister." These words, it thinks, are a very tame and quali- fied expression of the feeling with which his conduct is viewed. This is really treating bis ex-Worship too hardly, and it is not in accordance with the general views of the Liberal Press, which commends the Alayor's resignation as the most signal act of discre- tion which mar ked his official career. The Irishman more accurately expresses the public sentiment in pro- nouncing the more charitable judgment that the Mayor of Cork has mlide an enormous ass of himself." it derives consolation from the reflection that the national cause can survive such exhibitions. SUFFOCATION IN A TURKISH BATH.—An in- quest was held at Leicester on Sunday evening on the rodyof Albert Samuels, a carpenter, aged thirty-seven, "ho was found early that morniug suffocated in a Turkish bath. Deceased, who resided with his rather, the manager uf the baths, retired to rest about half-paat ten o'clock on Saturday night. Towards one the morning Mr. Samuels, sen., heard some one gOjl down stairs but took no notice of it. thinking it was bis son. On getting up he proceeded to the "s,vefttingč room" of tbe baths for the purpose of openin the place. On opening the door deceased was found to be lying: ou the couch with his head against the flue. He was; quite dead, and had on only his trousers, stockings,, and night-shirt. Dr. Blunt was caned in, and found' that the "sweating-room" then showed 142 degrees of temperature. It was ihouaht that deceased on Satur- day night had forgotten to put in the bath a bag of horsehair for the purpose hf < estroying the moths in it, and that he went down stairs early on Sunday morniny to put it in prior to the opening cf the baths-, and that when in the "sweating-room" he either fell down in a fit and was suffocated, or, being drowsy-, frll down and was so suffocated. A verdict of Death flora Suffocation was returned. AN OLD ONE !—The following account of a re- markable case of longevity is published in a Scoto- Canaoiai paper:- In Glengarry there is at T¡re;¥.nt livincr a woman w' o i" 12(3 yean of á1:e, and who is stifi is active ami s diligent in attendl1Ice ou h-r duties as m08l1Y a woman who has lI..t yet reached sixty. She has frequently, during the p 1st summer, milked as many as twelve cows daily. Her name is Anne Campbell. She was horn in the Island of Syke, in the parisij of Brakadale. The greater part of her life was passed in her native country, which however, hke so nlany others, she left when already an old woman. At th" ape of f'ig¡"ty-tîw. site emÜ;¡rate.1 to Canada, wdere, if slv* ,8tuvive till next fl1. she will have lived forty-two years, rual.mgher 3e 17 years. During all thi3 time she has never had (\CraOl0n to seek medieal aid, nor has she ever t\s mIlch as tasred medic!.n«\ Her good health she herself attributes to having been much in contact with the breath of cattle. Sat is still-ill possession of all her faculties. ARISTOCRATIC FOOT- KACING. Last week a foot- race was run over the Bogside S W TJI*-chase Course, between two of the "upper crust,v which, for tirre and endurance, has seldom been equalled even by pro- fessionals, (remarks a Glasgow paper.) The arair originated in a discussion at Eglington Casti'" as to the time it would take to go the course, which' .],<1 in a match being ot up betwei-n the Marquis oi Queens- berry and fr. Cotton, of the 100h Higimem t. to run toe course—miles, including the brook, twelve fe t of water, with a fence on the take-off. One or two heavy bets depended on the result. They s"ar. C,d at scratch, the marquis making the running. cleverly over the brook, and the rest of the fen ces were cleared in a sportsmanlike' manner, ending in a close thing. Cotton putting on a spurt at the tinisi1 beat his lordship by six yards. Time, 24 will. 15 sc. which may be considered one of the best performances on record. SOMETHING LIKE A WIFE.—Very recently the ship Chieftain reached this port from Calcutta, having been safely piloted across two stormy oceans by a, woman. Captain Macguire was prostrated by fever atr. Calcutta, and was unable to assume command, an i. the mates were inexperienced and incompetent but his wife, who accompanied hitw, took his post, and. filled it bravely. She made all the observations her- self. She kept the logr-book. She was on deck at hours of the day and night. She watched the barometer, She noted the shifting clouds and varying breez-rs. But in the midst of her multiform duties she was unre- mitting in her atten'ion to her husband. In the sick chamber she was soft, soothing, and tender on deck she was stern, unyielding, peremptory. The sailor were well disciplined and obedient, the weather favourable, the voyage short and prosperous. This was being strong-minded to some purpose.—New York Round Table. ILLNESS OF THE EMPEROR OF RUSSIA.—Ac- coroirjg to accounts from St. Petersburg, the continued indisposition of the Emperor Alexander is 1wgiuning to cause uneasiness to his medical men. His Majesty, it has been stated, was a few weeks ago crossing a brid 'e- in an open carriage with his eldest son, when the horses took fright, and dashing across the footpath, Were only prevented by the parapet from falling wi:h the vehicle into the river. The shock was, however, so violent that fears were entertained that the Emperor might have sustained some internal injurv, anrl-ilice the injury he has been unwell. The beiief is t.hat the Czar will try a cure at one of the German watering places. FATAL TERMINATION TO A DRINKING BOOT.— Two labourers, named Vernon and Lecointre, have been tried at Caen, France, for the murder of a man called Emery, a farm servant. The three men had been drinking together in a barn, and, after a short dispute as to the share to be paid by each, the accused attacked Emery with sticks, heating him on the head the last-named at first got away and went to a small inn, but as the house was closed for the night the Jan l- lord refused to admit him. Emery then started off in the directlon of Lisieux, but his two absail:4ut, "1'e waiting for him on the road, and again fell on hi -n, and, after knocking him down, battered his head with sticks and stones, and then left him to die in a ditch half filled with water. Lecointre was now sentenced to hard labour for life, and Vernon to twenty years of the same punishment. KILLED BY SWALLOWING A SHRIMP. — An in- quest was luld at the Southampton Infirmary, on Friday afternoon, on the body of Fanny Haynes, ld ten months. It appeared that a day or two previous the child's mother had partaken < f shiiraps for tea and deceased was given a small portion. She was suddenly attacked with a tit of coughing, which coi tinued. till she became black in the face. She was taken to the infirmary in a dying state from suffocation, and the resident surgeondminedi.itely performed an operation nil the throat, and inserted a silver tube for her to breathe through. This gave temporary relief, but the child died the following morning. A postwortem examination. showed that o. h"u,p covered wltIl Shell had become lodged in the air-pipe of the right lung, sufficient, the doctor said, to cause death. A verdict of "Accidentaldeath" was returned. A PE RFECT CLOCK. —If the spirit of good King Ailred. who invented the mode of measuring time by burning candles of different lengths, could he permitted, under the auspices of Mr. Home, to view the wonders of modern civilisation, we doubt if any- thing would interest the ingenious mouarch more than a clock which has just been completed for the cathe- dral of Beauvais, and which far surpasses all the existing specimens of the clockmaki r's art. This wonderful liece of mechanism contains 10 less than 90,000 wheels, and indicates, among many other things too numerous to recite, the days of the week, the month, the year, the sig-ni of the zodiac, the equviion of time, the course of the planets, the phase-i of the moon, the time at every capital in the worid, the moveable feasts for It 0 years, the saints' days. See. Perhaps the most curiow part of the 11lecha.nislU is that which gives the additional day in Leap Year, and which consequently is called into action only once in four years. The clock is wound up every e'ght days. TtJe main dial is twelve feet in diameter, and the total cost exceeds £8,000. THE LATE EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN.—A curious proces><, which concerns a heritage of the unfortunate Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, is pending in Berlin. When the Emperor was a prisoner in Queretaro, various attemptA were made to free him. Among others, the ..x-Mini..ter of the Emperor, Don Navarre brought to the Prnnsian Ambassador of M. xieo, Herr Von Magnus. 10,000 pesos, not far from £6 5( 0, with he request that he would use tie money for the liberation of the Luiperor. The efforts of Herr Von Macnus were in vain. Now Don Navarra demands b.ick iu money as his property. Her Von Magnus, however, has paid the money to the Emperor Francis Josr-ph of Austria, and the affair will be dealt with by the Prus- sian Courts of Justice. MR. MOTLEY ON ENGLAND.—In a lecture re- cently delivered by Mr. Motley, the new Minister to England, on Historic Progress and American Demo- cracy," Mr. Motley condemned the tone of English society towards America during the recent war, but bestowed a warm eulogium on Mr. Bright. I he object of the war s to decide "whether the great law of history was a truth or a lie, whether the human race has been ¡,teadiIy, although slowly, progressing, or whether we have been fatally drifting back to chaos." The author traced the progress of democracy in vari us European nations, and spoke of our Reform Bill as having accomplished a vast revolution," destined to place us side by side," in full friendship and in gene- rous rivalry of freedom and the arts of peace with that Republic—both children of the ancient Gf-rmtn mother. "After all," he added, the English House- hold Suffrage Bill is the fruit of the Appomatox apple tree." He thinks that Eugland is still a landed aristo- cracy. "20,000,000 of men live in England, 30,000 men own England. The pyramid stands on its apex." ABOLITION OF IMPRISONMENT FOR DISBT.—This Bill of the Attorney-General has been amended and reprinted. The most material alteration is the exten- sion to all debtors of some provisions which in the original bill applied only in county court committals. This is effected by the introduction of a new clause en- acting that any person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanour, punishable with imprisonment for a. term not exceeaing a year, with or without hard labour, if he has obtained credit under false pretence, or by means of fraud or breach of trust; or if h*- has wilfully contracted a debt or liability without a reason- able expectation of being able to pay or if he has, with intent to defrand his creditors or any of them, made a transfer of, or charge on, his property or if he has, with intent to defraud his creditors, concealed or removed any part of his property since or within. two months before the date of any unsatisfied judgment or urder for payment of money obtined ag-Miu8t him. The original bill had a clause providing that on the prosecution for an offence unoer tbili Act, the accused should be entitled, if he should think fit, to be swoin and give evidence as a witness. This clause a now struck out. Cumous CCTSTOM.—The Ita lie, of Florence, has the following:—"The popular lete of the Cascines was very animated. The people dined on the prasa under the large trees. The children provided them- selves with 'singing crickets,' accoioing to custom. The peasants had brought in some thousands of these little black insects condemued to die in their wickt-r prisons, after having more or less chant d their melancholy cri-cii. For a sou, or even less, a gril.on and its small cage could be bought. Thi< usage is curious, and we have not met with ir. ebewhere. Al- though the cricket is a favourite in all the countries of the temperate zone, its sale on Ascension Day much surprises foreigners. However, the taste possessing animals purely for amusement is inveterate in man, and the fact is curious to notice that the children or poor people, who cannot procure or feed a dog fir even a bird, content themselves with the pur h:.1., of a cicala." CLEVERLY DONE.—A French journal is res- ponsible for the following :—In a certain small pro- vincial town one of the residents, M. A. B., found that his house was rendered both damp and dark by the contiguity of a large tree which was inconveniently near to his windows. He would gladly have had it cut down, but the tree belonged to the commune and w as not to be meddled with. Being a man of resources, he sent for insertion to one of the Paris papers the follow- ing paragraph :— There is still in existence one of the tree. of liherfy of t118 date of 1793. It may be seen at I close to the house of M. A R, and the passers by reverently uncover their heads to this veneraiile witness of our grandest struggles and our moot illustrious victory. Three days afterwards an order came from the pre- fecture in P iris for the M iyor of X. to cause tht: 1";1d tree to be down—v.. i :h waa accordingly doue forthwith.








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